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« on: November 08, 2009 10:46:57 PM »

My dad owns a welding shop so I have tons of these copper spools that welding wire comes on at my disposal. Every time someone has something they dump it off with me suspecting I will find some sort of crafty use for it. this time I am stumped if this can be turned into anything. So, with that being said..bestow upon me all of your great crafty creativity..
Here be the dreaded spool of craft recycling block:
(it has a 12 inch radious if that helps any and its about 6 inches thick)
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009 11:15:52 PM »

could it be a "clip it up" system to hang scrapbooking supplies from?  Make a chandelier? hand old bottles from it in the yard...ok start over..attack wooden pole, hang old glass bottles from it  then you have a very unique bottle tree! Or use it inside for chandelier using crystals,water bottles water ever is on hand, clip it up system for scrapbooking(do a search and see what others have used) .Use it as magizine holder, cover in pretty paper/mag or scrapbooking and then place magazines inside spokes etc.  I have this has helped. If you can let me know what you have decided to do with it.  I love stuff like this, you may hold onto it for a while and then wham! the perfect idea and solution.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009 12:48:53 AM »

Make it into a clock:O
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009 01:37:24 AM »

Couple ideas come to mind. First would just be practical, use as a garden hose spool. Second, with some minor modification, could very easily be turned into a water wheel for a garden pond or something. Would get a very nice patina after a season or two.

I like the chandelier idea though.

If you have a few, they would make an awesome glass table support structure. Get say a 4" diameter glass top, take a few of those, solder for strength, and add those little rubber feet things so as to not scratch the glass. May need a little reinforcement, but looks fairly sturdy.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009 02:51:56 AM »

Lamp Shade!

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009 03:13:35 AM »

My first thought was chandelier too - Place it on the horizontal and and make holders for glass tealight or votive holders, and decorate as such to suspend from the ceiling.  Or put it on the vertical, and weld the holders to the front, and mount on a wall.  I like the lightshade idea too, but at 6 inches, I was thinking for a ceiling mounted light myself.  Or wrap fabric around the sides and bottom (or decorative paper), place a votive holder in the centre and mount on ceilings to make patio lanterns

Garden art also comes to mind - base for windchimes, mosaics, dreamcatchers, mounted up the side of a wall for climbing plants, or welded together to do such.  Good tomato cages too; tie or weld them together, and place around plants while they are young.  I think the copper is supposed to also repel slugs too?

If you can cut the spokes between the two rounds, they may make nice wreath bases as well.

I am surprised they are giving them away - copper can be a valuable commodity when base metal prices are high.  A lot of people recycle them for the money.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009 03:51:46 AM »

My first thought was chandelier, too. In fact, I thought it was the base for one when I saw the thumbnail!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009 07:20:10 AM »

My first thought was a clock Smiley
But I like all the ideas so far, I think the mag rack is a neat idea along the lines of that if you could make it sturdy - a wine rack?
But I can't wait to see what you do!
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009 07:22:38 AM »

the first thing that popped into my head was to make a christmas centerpiece with evergreen, candle and ribbon .  just a thought.
Hope you get many ideas from it.
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009 07:23:07 AM »

It could be one of those shoe organizer wheel thingies
http://www.newsletterarchive.org/2007/07/24/195699-Introducing+the+Shoe+Wheel!

I don't know if you have a lot of stuffed animals in your house, but you could hang it on the wall and put a stuffed animal in each section.

You could turn it into a giant lazy-suzan.

You could make a big ferris-wheel photo frame:
http://indoors.pricegrabber.com/picture-frames/Godinger-Silver-plated-Ferris-Wheel-Photo/m49982041.html

Or, you could send it to me - as I am very envious.  Grin
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